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Sample Scholarship Essays
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This section contains three sample scholarship essays:
1. Scholarship Essay Sample One - Crabiel
2. Scholarship Essay Sample Two - National Merit Scholar
3. Scholarship Essay Sample Three - Fulbright
Scholarship Essay One
- Crabiel Scholarship Winner, won $3,000 scholarship
Like Mr. Crabiel, I literally work tirelessly in many academic and leadership roles.
I sleep no more than six hours a night because of my desire to expertly meet my
many commitments. Throughout my life, I have worked as long and as hard as I
possibly can to effect beneficial changes in both school and society.
During the summer of tenth grade, I took a number theory course at Johns
Hopkins University with students from Alaska, California, and Bogota, Colombia.
Similarly, during the summer following eleventh grade, I was one of ninety
students from New Jersey selected to attend the Governor's School in the
Sciences at Drew University. At Drew, I took courses in molecular orbital theory,
special relativity, cognitive psychology, and I participated in an astrophysics
research project. For my independent research project, I used a telescope to find
the angular velocity of Pluto. With the angular velocity determined, I used
Einstein's field equations and Kepler's laws to place an upper bound on the
magnitude of the cosmological constant, which describes the curvature of space
and the rate of the universe's expansion.
In addition to learning science, I recently lectured physics classes on special
relativity at the request of my physics teacher. After lecturing one class for 45
minutes, one student bought many books on both general and special relativity to
read during his study hall. Inspiring other students to search for knowledge
kindles my own quest to understand the world and the people around me.
As president of the National Honor Society, I tutor students with difficulties in
various subject areas. In addition, I am ranked number one in my class with an
SAT score of 1580 and SATII scores of 750 in math, 760 in writing, and 800 in
physics. In school, I take the hardest possible courses including every AP course
offered at the high school. I am the leading member of the Math Team, the
Academic Team, and the Model Congress Team. In the area of leadership, I have
recently received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award from a local rotary club,
have been asked to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and the
Constitution in Washington D.C., and wrote the winning essay on patriotism for
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